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Shoun Family History

Shoun Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schaun a cognate of Schön (see Schoen ). The surname Schaun is rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shown, Shoen, Shoup, Schorn, Shock, Horn, Shein, Schoen, Shan, Shoop

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Where is the Shoun family from?

You can see how Shoun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shoun family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shoun families were found in USA in 1920. In 1881 there was 1 Shoun family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Shoun's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Shoun families in 1881.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shoun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shoun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shoun. 47% of Shoun men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Shoun women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shoun were Textile Worker and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Textile Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    35%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shoun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoun census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 168 immigration records available for the last name Shoun. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 825 military records available for the last name Shoun. For the veterans among your Shoun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shoun lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shoun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shoun in 1958 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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